Tensions rise in Kirkuk ahead of Kurdistan independence referendum

Published: 23/09/2017
Tensions rise in Kirkuk ahead of Kurdistan independence referendum
Source: WWW.FRANCE24.COM

In the disputed city of Kirkuk, hoisting the Kurdish flag is a controversial matter. Both Baghdad and Erbil lay claim to this oil-rich province. The central government sees Kurdistan's decision to include Kirkuk in the September 25 independence referendum as an effort to annex the area. In the city's main market, many people worry about an uncertain future. The Arab and Turkmen communities oppos

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